Founder and Executive Director, Dandelion Africa
Wendo Aszed is founder and executive director of Dandelion Africa, a grassroots organization in Kenya focused on women’s health economic empowerment. A former bank executive, she dedicated herself to the welfare of women in rural areas after her best friend died of HIV-related disease. Founded in 2009, Dandelion Africa provides economic and skills training, health information to youths inside and out of schools, and is constructing a maternity clinic. Aszed is also a dynamic speaker and writer. She is a member of the 2019 class of New Voices Fellows at the Aspen Institute.